The Art of Yoga, with Srivatsa Ramaswami

Srivatsa Ramaswami 

Enrich Your Yoga Practice, and Life Through The Art of Yoga, with Srivatsa Ramaswami.

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Yoga for me has become a decades long practice of love, and learning about myself, and humanity. Through the years, the more I spent time breathing, opening, contemplating, and learning all I can about the practice, and the impact it can have on humanity. I began to yearn for deeper teachings of yoga to help me understand the greater depths of this ancient, yet timeless practice. I have indeed been blessed to learn from several wonderful teachers over the years. They have helped me to evolve my practice in mind, body and soul, in beautiful ways. 

Centered City Yoga “Crown” studio in Salt Lake City Yoga where Sri will teach 

The last few years inquiries about the practice, and what it means to me, and how I could share it with all I touch were becoming ever greater in my heart. How do I teach authentic yoga to all people? And how to I ensure I honor this beautiful timeless practice? 

For many years, I was very poor, and could not afford financially, or from a time perspective to take lessons, or to travel much. Life, as it does, listened to my soul calls, and the last few years, my life has changed dramatically to allow the finances and timing to come together to learn from Srivatsa Ramaswami. As soon as I learned of him, I knew in my heart I was supposed to be a student, and learn as much as I can from him. 

Rachel Cieslewicz receiving 100-hour advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Srivatsa Ramaswami, with assistant, Ryan Lier, of One Yoga Victoria, B.C.

Last summer, that time came. My dear husband, Eric, and I traveled to Victoria, B.C., where Sri was a guest teacher at One Yoga Victoria for a 16 day, 100 hour advanced yoga teacher training. 

From the first magnificent day of learning from Sri, I hoped in my heart, he would some day be willing to teach at Centered City Yoga, and bless our students from near and far with his wisdom of yoga. Each day I was present learning Asana, Vinyasa Krama, Pranayama, Dharana, Sanskrit, philosophy of the Yoga Sutras, and more, I fell deeper in love with yoga, and with my wish to have Sri share his wisdom in Utah. He helped me experience greater love with humanity, possibility, and the ability to use yoga as an inspiring path to self-realization. 

Sri assisting a fellow student at One Yoga Victoria

My wish has come true. Srivatsa Ramaswami will come to Utah, for his first time teaching here, October 20th-26th, 2019. I hope you will join us. I know it will transform your life and practice forever. In the most profound and beautiful ways. Young or old, and no matter your experience of yoga so far. You will be changed in good ways of your practice, and overall experience of life.

Each day from October 20-26th, we will experience in the mornings, direct teachings Sri learned from his teacher, Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Together we will learn and practice, Vinyasa Krama, Asana, Pranayama, and Dhara. After lunch we will study from the beautiful text of Samkhya Karika. 

Srivatsa Ramaswami, now 80 years young, is the longest standing student of the legendary Shri T. Krishnamacharya, outside of the teacher’s immediate family. He was blessed to be a student of Sri T. Krishnamacharya for over 30 years. He studied Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, chanting of several chapters of the Yajur Veda, and Sanskrit philosophical texts like the Upanishad Vidyas from Taittiriya, Mandukya, Mundaka, Chandogya, Brihadaranyaka and others including Yoga Sutras and Samkhya Karika.

 Sri teaching yoga philosophy 

He has published four books: Yoga for the Three Stages of Life; Yoga Beneath the Surface (with David Hurwitz); Basic Tenets of Patanjala Yoga; and The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga.

In addition he has published more than 100 yoga related articles, released through “Sangeetha” about 30 CD’s on Sanskrit chants including Yoga Sutras, Surya Namaskara. Has uploaded about 60 videos on chants, Vinyasa Krama talks on YouTube. Has been teaching for the last 30 years—approximately 20 years at Kalakshetra in India. And for over 10 years teaching a 200-hour Vinyasakrama Teacher Training Summer Program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, apart from several shorter programs in the United States, UK, Canada, Mexico, and India. Please learn more about this incredible human on his web page, Vinyasa Krama.

I look forward to seeing you, and experiencing the blessings as your fellow student, of yoga as taught by Sri. 

Love, Rachel

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